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Hi friends, yes it's that time of year again...that time when all of us IBSers must get dressed up, go somewhere special, eat scary food and hope for a nearby toilet. My hell is tomorrow night and if you would all send some positive poop thoughts my way it would be much appreciated. Not only do I have to wear nylons and a slinky dress but we have to drive an hour to get to the damn party. Breathe alyson, breathe. It's people I barely know...drinking, eating...all the stuff normal people look forward to and I'm a nervous wreck. I know many of you guys understand me so here it goes... my plea to the bowel gods. Please gods of the rectum, colon and intestines...allow me to have an uneventful drive, a lovely dinner and so much fun I just can't stand it!!!! Is this too much to ask??? Okay, how about let me not fart too loud or make any mad dashes to the rest room? Thats fair don't you think??? I will let you guys know A
 
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Dear Alyson, I know how you feel. Our Christmas party was Friday and we had it right at the company. This is the first year we have done that and I was soooo happy. We had it catered and it was so nice and relaxing, no anxiety. All the other years we had it at this county club, which was really beautiful but the bathrooms were all the way across the building which is really quite large. I will pray that you enjoy yourself and let us know how it goes. Take care, Loretta
 
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Wow Alyson. That sounds pretty challenging. Don't give yourself too much pressure (no pun intended!). GOOD LUCK!!
Ray B.[This message has been edited by Ray B (edited 12-20-98).]
 
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Repeat after me: "Immodium is my friend...Immodium is my friend..."Had the same "partying" to do this past weekend. Took Immodium both evenings before going out and no problem!!! I know it's not the best thing to do, but hey, whatever gets you through is my motto! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!! LA
 
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Its so easy...just eat before you go to the party and you wont be tempted to eat badly. I always bring my own drink too...people think I am a little off...but what they dont know is.....I am more then a little off...hahaha
 
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Alyson, you're husband knows your condition, know where the restrooms are on the way, take some immodium when you get there and you'll be fine. Imagine traveling in van with a bunch of people.
 
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Alyson, you are SO funny! Your humor might just get you through. Just don't eat much and take along your meds. You'll be fine.Be happy! Chloe
 
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Hey you guys...your positive thoughts were with me and I kicked ass at the xmas party!!! Yes immodium was my friend and I did use her before the long trip in the car. It was totally uneventful and the tummy felt fine!!I was so smart(everyone said so)...I scheduled massages for me and the hubby before the party and all my muscles were relaxed and ready to PARTY!!! The husband actually won $100, my dress was hot(with some help from a little buddy called the Miracle bra if you ladies know what I mean) and I was up 'til 2 with no colon blues. The food sucked so no problem there and I don't drink so also no troubles. Let's just say xmas party hell was heaven!!! Hope you all had the same. Go forth and have a blazing New Year my friends!!! A
 

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Alyson, Only you & Nu can make me laugh so much about poo. Glad you had a great time. My Christmas was wonderful too! I haven't spent any extra time partying with the pot.
 
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Good for you! I have a belated Christmas party coming up and I have a plan. Eat very, very little the days before the party (so there's nothing in my gut to disrupt me). Also, drink water. So you have a drink, it's water, so who cares? Just stick with WATER. Enjoy your friends, talk, laugh, stay away from the food (no one will notice as they are too busy stuffing their own faces) and just relax. My party is Sat. Jan. 2nd (dinner included). I plan to do the above. Water is my friend. Now if I could just convince my colon to be my friend too. He (or she) likes to annoy me big time and cause me great anguish. Don't forget those happy little hemmroids too! They LOVE to blow up and burn and make themselves known! Isn't IBS FUN??!! How many people do you know that actually sit around talking about their colons, their poop, gas, diarrhea, constipation, what did I leave out here? Oh, yes, the dead sex life.
 
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Chloe, don't go to the dead sex life place. I will kick your butt on that one. Imagine colon and major bladder problems and you can imagine how much fun my husband has being married to me. I think maybe it is time for a new post about this issue. What do you think? Too much? A
 
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glad everything worked out for you. it was working for me also. i like your energy alyson. i might need to borrow it for a work related trip here in feb. hope everyone had a nice holiday.
 
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